Conservative group claims tribunal ruled their 9/11 ‘Never Forget’ posters biased against Muslims

The bias incident team of Ripon College ruled that the YAF “Never Forget” posters are biased against Muslims.

(Young America Foundation)

A conservative group of students at a Wisconsin-based college claims they were told that their 9/11 “Never Forget” poster in violation of the school’s bias policy, because it only targets Islamic terrorism, but the board says that’s simply not true.

By focusing “relentlessly on a religious organisation, a religious group, a religious identity, Ripon College’s bias incident team allegedly told the Young America’s Foundation, that their posters will remember September 11, creating an environment in which pupils from an Islamic background, would feel chosen and/or being bullied.”


“The school claim that the posters may make Muslim students feel ‘harassed’ is absurd,” YAF spokesman Spencer Brown told Fox News. “[It] ignores the fact that innocent Muslims also died in the hands of radical Islamists on 9/11, and continue to suffer from the same evil ideology all over the world.”

Rippon College, tweeted: “The annual 9/11 flag memorial is a good example of how the YAF students, the involvement of the whole community.”

(Ripon College/Twitter)

Ripon College spokewoman, Melissa Anderson, told Fox News the posters were never spoken against or told they violated a bias policies, which do not exist. They added posters don’t even need to be pre-approved on the campus.

“The Bias Protocol Council has no disciplinary authority at Ripon,” Anderson said. “There would never be a meeting last Tuesday, local as YAF had not asked.”

YAF the “9/11: Never Forget Project,” which began in 2003, is made up of 2,977 American flags, one for each of the victims who died on that day, and “Forget” posters, both of which are violated and corrupted on college campuses across the country.

“Last year many posters were torn down and destroyed,” Hannah Krueger, YAF Ripon chapter president, told The College Fix. “The posters went up before the student judiciary board and she found them in accordance with the poster posting policy. It is only this bias protocol team, that she finds inappropriate and racist.”


After receiving complaints from our students about the YAF Islamic extremism posters of last year, College officials gave the Ripon College YAF representatives of the students ‘ suggestions on how a discussion about 9/11 this year with our entire campus and the community.

— Ripon College (@riponcollege) August 30, 2018

Krueger said the bias team informed that their posters were offensive at the end of the spring semester, but she was not able to meet with them, until last week, giving them little notice before the 17th birthday.

Kreuger said the bias team is “heavily implied the current posters could not be posted.”

Anderson said that the university offered to its student marketing resources to create a new poster.

“There was no ban,” Anderson said of the 9/11 memorial, adding that the school has a number of threats after it was reported at the private school is the block of the posters. “The meeting is not to an action.”

Brown told Fox News that Ripon is to try “to claim that the spirit of their prejudices team of the court not to deter students from displaying the posters of this year, when it was clear.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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